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Writer Stan Lee, co-creator (with various illustrators) of hundreds of Marvel Comics characters, said that the superhero "Black  Panther" was among his two top picks, most deserving of a live-action big screen treatment.  

The "Black Panther" created by Lee and artist Jack Kirby, debuted in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966), as the first black superhero in mainstream American comic books. 

The "Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther" DVD release,   based on the variant Marvel Comics series by writer Reginald Hudlin and illustrator John Romita Jr., with a voice cast including Djimon Hounsou as 'Black Panther', Jill Scott as 'Storm', Kerry Washington as 'Princess Shuri', Alfre Woodard as 'Dondi Reese'/'Queen Mother' and Carl Lumbly as 'Uncle S'Yan' : 

"...Deep in the heart of Africa lies 'Wakanda', an advanced and unconquerable civilization. A family of warrior-kings possessing superior speed, strength and agility has governed this mysterious nation as long as time itself. »

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